Officials are trying to reassure the public that Montreal’s Trudeau airport is secure and there are strict screening procedures in place to vet employees following a report about potentially radicalized workers.
“We do conduct, on a continuous basis, threat analysis, risk analysis, vulnerability analysis, just to make sure we can face any kind of threat,” said Pierre-Paul Pharand, vice-president of airport operations.
The comments come following an investigation by the French-language television station TVA that revealed four airport employees had their security clearance revoked as a precautionary measure due to concerns they were becoming radicalized.
According to the report, at least one had access to runways and had been the subject of a police investigation.
One suggested committing an attack similar to the one in Paris in 2015 that killed 130 people, while another shared ISIS propaganda on his Facebook page.
Two of the four employees still work at the airport, according to TVA.